1984 Barbra Streisand – Emotion

Emotion is the twenty-third studio album released by Barbra Streisand. It was released on October 9, 1984 and went platinum in the United States on December 18 the same year.

This album was recorded in eleven L.A. and two N.Y. studios with a multitude of producers and writers. The title track, the third single released from the album, is an upbeat number with The Pointer Sisters on background vocals. This song was also released as a 12″ single, remixed by Jellybean Benitez, popular for his work with Madonna. “Make No Mistake, He’s Mine”, the second single released from the album, is a duet with Kim Carnes with lush cello and piano sounds. Produced by Jim Steinman, “Left in the Dark”, the first single released from the album, clocks in at over seven minutes and features Roy Bittan on piano and Max Weinberg on drums. Another ballad is “Heart Don’t Change My Mind,” written by Diane Warren. “You’re a Step in the Right Direction”, with lyrics by Streisand and music by John Mellencamp, is a fast, rocking tune. The album concludes with “Here We Are at Last”, originally written for the 1987 American drama film Nuts.  The album was promoted by a music video of the title track “Emotion”, starring Streisand, The Who’s Roger Daltrey and Mikhail Baryshnikov.
The song Clear Sailing was written by Peter McIan and recorded first in 1979

The album peaked at number 19 on the US chart and has been certified Platinum by the RIAA.

Tracks

Emotion (Peter Bliss) 4:58
Make No Mistake, He’s Mine (Kim Carnes) 4:10
3  Time Machine (Maurice White, Martin George Page, Brian Fairweather) 4:56
4  Best I Could (Bobby Whiteside, Richard Parker) 4:21
5  Left In The Dark (Jim Steinman) 7:13
6  Heart Don’t Change My Mind (Diane Warren, Robbie Buchanan) 4:56
7  When I Dream (Kathy Wakefield, Richard Baskin) 4:31
8  You’re A Step In The Right Direction (Barbra Streisand, John Mellencamp) 3:54
9  Clear Sailing (Peter McIan, Anne Black Montgomery) 3:56
10  Here We Are At Last (Barbra Streisand, Richard Baskin) 3:22

Media

Musicians

1 Emotion

Bass Nathan East
Guitar Dennis Herring
Guitar Howie Rice
Guitar Peter Bliss
Synthesizer Howie Rice
Synthesizer Richard Ruttenberg
Synthesizer Steve Mitchell
Percussion Paulinho Da Costa
Background Vocals Pointer Sisters
Background Vocals Anita Ruth

2 Make No Mistake, He’s Mine

Bass Leland Sklar
Drums Gary Mallaber
Guitar Craig Hull
Piano Bill Cuomo
Synthesizer Bill Cuomo
Vocals Kim Carnes

3 Time Machine

Bass Abraham Laboriel Sr
Drums JR Robinson
Guitar Paul Jackson
Keyboards Michel Colombier
Keyboards Robbie Buchanan
Synthesizer Robbie Buchanan
Background Vocals Clydine Jackson
Background Vocals Julia Tillman Waters
Background Vocals Maxine Willard Waters
Background Vocals Maurice White

4 Best I Could

Bass Bob Lizik
Drums Tom Radtke
Guitar Bruce Gaitsch
Guitar George Doering
Piano Ed Tossing
Synthesizer Randy Waldman

5 Left In The Dark

Bass Steve Buslowe
Drums Max Weinberg
Guitar Rick Derringer
Guitar Jeffrey Southworth
Piano Roy Bittan
Synthesizer Larry Fast
Percussion Jimmy Maelen
Background Vocals Eric Troyer
Background Vocals Holly Sherwood
Background Vocals Rory Dodd

6 Heart Don’t Change My Mind

Bass Abraham Laboriel Sr
Drums JR Robinson
Guitar (solo) Dann Huff
Guitar Paul Jackson
Keyboards Michel Colombier
Keyboards Robbie Buchanan
Synthesizer Robbie Buchanan
Percussion Paulinho Da Costa
Background Vocals Clydine Jackson
Background Vocals Julia Tillman Waters
Background Vocals Maxine Willard Waters
Background Vocals Maurice White

7 When I Dream

Bass Abraham Laboriel Sr
Drums JR Robinson
Guitar Paul Jackson
Keyboards Michel Colombier
Keyboards Robbie Buchanan
Synthesizer Robbie Buchanan
Sax Lon Price
Percussion Paulinho Da Costa
Background Vocals Clydine Jackson
Background Vocals Julia Tillman Waters
Background Vocals Maxine Willard Waters
Background Vocals Maurice White

8 You’re A Step In The Right Direction

Bass Nathan East
Drums Russ Kunkel
Guitar Steve Lukather
Guitar Don Felder
Keyboards Albhy Galuten
Keyboards James Newton-Howard
Synthesizer Albhy Galuten
Percussion Joe Porcaro

9 Clear Sailing

Keyboards Albhy Galuten
Keyboards James Newton-Howard
Synthesizer Albhy Galuten

10 Here We Are At Last

Bass Neil Stubenhaus
Drums JR Robinson
Drums Vinnie Colaiuta
Guitar Paul Jackson
Guitar Art Johnson
Synthesizer Michel Colombier
Synthesizer Robbie Buchanan
Sax Jerry Peterson
Sax John Phillips

Liner Notes

Producer – Richard Perry (Track 1)
Producer – Bill Cuomo, Kim Carnes (Track 2)
Producer – Maurice White (Tracks 3, 6, 7)
Producer – Barbra Streisand, Charles Koppelman (Track 4)
Producer – Jim Steinman (Track 5)
Producer – Albhy Galuten (Tracks 8, 9)
Producer – Barbra Streisand, Richard Baskin (Track 10)
Co-producer (Associated Producer) – John Jansen (Track 5)
Coordinator (Production Coordinator) – Don Ketteler (Track 5)
Coordinator (Production Coordinator) – Ivy Skoff (Tracks 8, 9)
Coordinator (Production Coordinator) – Kim Skalecki (Track 10)
Arranged By – Jim Steinman (Track 5)
Arranged By (Strings) – Bill Cuomo (Track 2)
Arranged By (Strings) – Maurice White, Michel Colombier (Track 7)
Arranged By (Strings) – Albhy Galuten, James Newton Howard (Track 9)
Arranged By (Horns) – Robbie Buchanan (Tracks 3, 6)
Arranged By (Rhythm) – Brian Fairweather, Martin Page, Maurice White (Track 3)
Arranged By (Rhythm) – Michel Colombier (Track 10)
Arranged By (Vocals) – Maurice White (Tracks 3, 6)
Arranged By, Conductor – Bobby Whiteside (Track 4)
Arranged By (Orchestra), Conductor – Lee Holdridge (Track 10)
Coordinator (Production Coordinator) – Bradford Rosenberger (Track 1)
Concertmaster – Sidney Sharp (Tracks 2, 10)
Concertmaster – Endre Granat (Track 4)
Engineer – Gary Skardina (Track 1)
Engineer – John Arrias (Track 4)
Engineer – Neil Dorfsman (Track 5)
Engineer – Jack Joseph Puig (Tracks 8, 9)
Engineer – Ed Cherney, John Arrias, Mick Guzauski (Track 10)
Engineer (Additional) – Alex Schmoll, Roger Paglia (Track 1)
Engineer (Additional) – Don Gehman (Tracks 8, 9)
Engineer (Assistant) – Alex Schmoll, David Dubow (Track 1)
Engineer (Assistant) – Mitch Gibson, Murray Dvorkin, Paul Ericksen, Sharon Rice (Tracks 3, 6, 7)
Engineer (Assistant) – Glen Holguin, Hugh Davies (Track 4)
Engineer (Assistant) – Bruce Lampcov, Dave Greenberg, Nelson Ayres, Steve Hirsch (Track 5)
Engineer (Assistant) – David Schober, Greg Droman, Judy Clapp, Mark Ettel (Tracks 8, 9)
Engineer (Assistant) – Paul Wertheimer (Track 10)
Engineer (Vocals And Overdubs) – John Arrias (Track 1)
Engineer – John Richards, Mike Hatcher, Niko Bolas, Rik Pekkonen (Track 2)
Engineer (Second) – Glen Holguin, Judy Clapp, Richard Bosworth, Steve Crimmel (Track 2)
Mixed By – John Arrias (Track 2)
Mixed By – Jim Steinman, John Jansen, Neil Dorfsman (Track 5)
Mixed By – Albhy Galuten, Don Gehman, Jack Joseph Puig (Tracks 8, 9)
Recorded By – Dennis McCade, Jeremy Smith (Tracks 3, 6, 7)

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